GE2020: PAP, SDP subject new faces in Bukit Panjang SMC
SINGAPORE: The Folks’s Motion Social gathering (PAP) is fielding former Holland-Bukit Timah GRC MP Liang Eng Hwa in Bukit Panjang SMC, whereas the Singapore Democratic Social gathering (SDP) is fielding its chairman Paul Tambyah, it was introduced on Tuesday (Jun 30) after Nomination Day proceedings.
Mr Liang replaces Dr Teo Ho Pin, who has been MP for the single-seat ward since 2006 after it was carved out of the previous Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC.
In the meantime, Dr Tambyah, who can be the president-elect of the Worldwide Society of Infectious Illnesses, takes the place of SDP’s Khung Wai Yeen, who contested in 2015.
Dr Tambyah had been anticipated to guide SDP’s Holland-Bukit Timah crew this time spherical, having contested there in 2015 too.
Mr Liang, who mentioned he grew up in Bukit Panjang and lives across the space, thanked Dr Teo for his work.
He pledged to pay full consideration to residents and take heed to their suggestions on how they need to see the property being developed. “Specializing in them, participating them, listening to them,” Mr Liang mentioned.
He mentioned there are two areas he desires to zoom in on, investing into the “continued vibrancy” of Bukit Panjang, and creating extra actions and supply extra healthcare amenities for the aged.
That is “to allow them to get pleasure from (a) wholesome way of life”, as there’s a rising variety of seniors dwelling within the property.
On his half, Dr Tambyah additionally thanked the residents of Bukit Panjang and requested for his or her help for SDP’s “4 Sure, One No” proposal, which incorporates providing employee unemployment insurance coverage and senior residents retirement incomes.
When requested why he determined to run for the SMC, he mentioned: “We have to discover the perfect candidate for the perfect location for the perfect final result for the folks.”
It was a “collective choice” made by SDP’s central government committee and he abstained from the vote, Dr Tambyah famous.
He added that he has obtained “very constructive” suggestions after “inspecting the entire scenario (and) strolling on the bottom”, including that the division between Bukit Panjang and Bukit Timah “is absolutely very synthetic”.
“In the event you go to Gangsa Highway, half of the blocks are in Bukit Panjang and half of the blocks are in Bukit Timah. So we have now visited many of those blocks on quite a few events, typically we cross over with out realising we’re in Bukit Panjang.”
He mentioned that his social gathering has been participating residents in Bukit Panjang for a few years and are “very acquainted” with them.
“It is an space that I personally know fairly nicely. I’ve cousins who grew up there. We used to remain over … it is like coming residence,” mentioned Dr Tambyah.
In 2015, Dr Teo received the seat for the third time with 68.four per cent of the 32,106 votes solid. Mr Khung Wai Yeen, who has been a member of SDP’s central government committee since 2011, garnered 31.6 per cent of the vote.
There are 35,497 eligible voters in Bukit Panjang SMC this Common Election.
Mr Ooi Boon Ewe, who’s finest recognized for his string of makes an attempt to run for election since 1999, arrived on the nomination centre on Tuesday morning to submit his nomination papers however didn’t qualify.
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